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Happy International Yoga Day! Discover 3 important ways that yoga can uplift you today…

I first started yoga as a child.

I remember the awkward, anxious feeling in my body as I climbed the stairs to the yoga studio. I sat at the back of a room full of ‘grown-ups’ wondering what on earth I had let myself in for. I left that same room an hour later feeling as though I was floating on a cloud.

Yoga worked its magic on me that very first day and it has been a mainstay of my life ever since- through good times and bad, through health and injury, through times of celebration and deep inner work, yoga has always been there for me.
It is my honour and great pleasure to be a yoga teacher.

So today I would love to share with you a few of the things yoga has taught me that have brought me the most benefit in my life.


1. Your body (really is) your temple…

You only get one vehicle to take you through life and it can be a source of great pleasure or great suffering.

Look after your body with great food, yoga, walking, swimming and dance and there is really no end to the joy it can bring …
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3 Tibetan Tools to Increase your happiness today...

Tibetan Buddhism is an ancient tradition that has spanned the centuries helping its practitioners to overcome suffering, increase compassion and find true, lasting happiness within.
  The Dalai Lama (world-renowned leader of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddism), has won hearts around the globe for his warmth, down- to- earth wisdom and gentle social and political activism. Today I would love to share a few techniques he mentions in his book- The Art of Happiness (co-written with psychologist Howard Cutler), as well as to share with you a form of yoga that is alleged to have originated in Tibet over 2500 years ago.

1. Re-train your brain for happiness...
“A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.”
― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness In Buddism, it is common to reflect upon the causes of the good and bad circumstances in one's life and thus to take full responsibility for ones own thoughts and actions.  
   If someone wants to avoid a particu…

Love , Love, Love!

Today's FREE video is a short mantra practice: Ahum Prema  I Am Divine Love 





Hello Beautiful Soul,
   How are you today?

    I write to you today with a full heart :)

Yes, times have been rather crazy.
Yes, the shockwaves of everything we have been going through are still a-rumbling through us all.
But yes, the world is still a beautiful place despite all of its many challenges and imperfections.

  I am really feeling how the simple things make all the difference. If we make the intension we can relish the beauty of the tree outside the window, the comfort of our pets, the cup of tea in our hands and empower this gratitude in our hearts to uplift us.  We can remember all the things that are good in our lives, give thanks for these myriad blessings that are often an overlooked part of the day and acknowledge the boundaryless love that unites us to each other; brothers, sisters, mothers, daughters, fathers, sons and friends.

    This week I feel huge gratitude for the people in my l…

Remeber who you are!

This weeks Free Mantra Video HERE


Hello beautiful soul,     How are you today? 
    So the story goes on. The massive uncertainty continues and just when we think we have a handle on what's what, then it changes all over again! 

   I write this today bringing a reminder (to myself as much as to you!) to breathe deep. To keep your heart open and to remember who you are
   Life will always provide us with challenges- with wanted and unwanted change but the invitation is always to use it as grist for the mill- To use each new challenge to remove that which you aren't so that you might experience that which you are.  Yoga teaches us that underneath the stress, the struggles and the stories there is a part of you watching it all unfold- this is often referred to as 'the witness'. 
   Within all the main schools of Eastern philosophy, much attention is given to this witness. 
We can observe many activities arising from us... but we are not the things that we do.  We can observe ma…

Finding Ways to Relax

(Picture taken at Avlaki Beach - Corfu) Latest yoga video- a yin yoga practice to help you de-stress:  15 min Yin Yoga Melt


Hello Beautiful Soul,

          How are you today? 

 For me this week has brought with it a gentler flow- Here on beautiful Corfu Island, the lockdown is beginning to lift, bringing with it chances to explore new beaches, get out into the warm, stunning nature, and to reconnect with friends. 

What a huge relief this is- Words cannot express my gratitude that I am able to enjoy this!

 A wonderful online sharing circle with another group of friends brought me windows into many other peoples realities.  This is such a full time right now and all the emotions possible seem to be playing out. Love, Gratitude, Grief, Boredom, Confusion, Overwhelm, Humour, Compassion and so many other emotional states seem to be in and around us all at the moment. I hope that you are finding your way through it all in a way that is bringing you growth and truth. 

Take a moment to consider:
What…

Acceptance, Compassion and Humility :)

This week's video: Yin Yoga Chill  HERE!

Hi there!

  How are you today?    What has this week brought you?    Are you doing well... or toughing it out? 
   What a combination of experiences life can bring! 
For me this week has brought a mixture of beauty, reflection, harmony, dissonance, relaxation and anxiety. It has felt very full! All the richness of life has been here with all the 'ahhhs' and all the 'ouch's' :) 
 I once again reflect upon the importance of acceptance. Acceptance of the external things that happen to us-  both good and bad. And also acceptance of ourselves both good and bad, just the way we are, right now. This can be a tough one as the temptation is there to always be 'moving things forward' and yet, of course, this can never happen from any place but where one is right now!
  Another re-occurring theme is compassion. The importance of wishing well for others, taking the time to understand the many different places we all come fro…

We Are All Connected :)

"Everything relies on everything else in the cosmos in order to manifest—whether a star, a cloud, a flower, a tree, or you and me." -Thich Nhat Hanh



Hello my friend,  How are you?
      For me, time seems to be flying by despite the lockdown, and this week has felt a little different... Somewhere deep inside me is a real feeling of hope. Afeeling that none of our upheaval, change, grief and/or disruption has been for nothing. A feeling that the whole world can take many lessons from this time; and perhaps we can come out of this with new priorities, new visions and the chance to birth a whole new world based upon what is really important to all of us.

   I feel connected :)  Connected to all of you who bother to read my weekly ramblings(!!!), to those of you who practice yoga and sing mantras with me and to the many, amazing friends old and new that I am blessed to speak with via emails and messages. This time continues to show me that love is such an incredible force and that n…